Photographs by Gabe Chen Along with other local actors, Wong was introduced to Qin Lan and the two got on like a house on fire. Wong says he didn’t have any illusions about being famous. What are his mannerisms? “I’m just passionate about acting that I want to get better at it, to excel in it.”. In 2016, he signed on with a Chinese management company run by Chinese actress Qin Lan and was selected for a role in Love And Passion, a remake of the 1982 TVB classic. He admires Ziyi's acting skills and believes he'll be able to learn a lot from her. If you don’t like our faces, listen to our fortnightly podcast E-Junkies where we lepak one corner with famous people, Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox, AsiaOne Online Pte Ltd. Company Registration No. Lawrence Wong tells me that  there are companies trying to replicate his success story but, apparently, his was a unique case. But Yanxi Palace proved to be a massive hit. Lawrence Wong on Qin Lan dating rumours: 'I'm like her little brother' Lam Min Lee. . Wong moves on to the next thing. . It was really tiring. Incest? He didn’t take long to decide. A vet.”, I pointed out that he graduated with a degree in mass communications from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Qin Lan surprised Lawrence with a birthday cake during a recording for a variety programme. ", When he was young, he wanted to be an architect like his uncle. Lawrence Wong is in town for the StarHub Night of Stars, which will be held at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands this Saturday (Dec 22). The filming of Story of Yanxi Palace took place in summer over four months, how was the experience like? But to him, that’s just how the system is. There are some actors who are overnight successes and there are others who worked their way up the ranks. A post shared by 秦岚 (@qinlan__717) on Dec 22, 2018 at 7:09am PST. He was cast in Story of Yanxi Palace which aired in 2018, as Hai Lan Cha, for which he received two international awards. And with that, 2019 is set to be a busy year for Lawrence. This will be his first lead role in a Mediacorp production and he will replace the late Aloysius Pang, who was killed in a freak accident during his reservist training in New Zealand. Organised by a local fan club called The Lawves—a portmanteau of his name and ‘loves’—the meet will be held later at Chinatown Point. Did you think it was unfair that you didn’t get the parts you wanted? Soon after, Qin Lan asked Wong if he’d consider going over to China to work. He used to be afraid of being mediocre, but in the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t matter. [3], Wong appeared in My One in a Million on channel 8 in a lead role. His cough has almost dissipated as he and his management leave for the fan meet. According to China media, he once told Qin Lan that his goal was to be as famous as the actress in her homeland.“It was a spur of the moment kind of thing [when I said that]. Story of Yanxi Palace (延禧攻略) drama is currently airing in TVB. But their management agency, Wow Star, has nipped the idea of a budding romance in the, uh, bud, and insists that the only relationship Qin Lan and Lawrence share is that of a work relationship. “China is a huge market so the competition is tougher.”, Did he ever think he’ll come this far, climb this high? By his own admission, Wong is, at his core, lazy. Asked the actor: "Why do you want to refuse love when it comes?". In it, Wong is credited simply as Man II. He described working with these A-listers as a faraway dream, but said, "one can always dream right?". Most importantly, he has to be kind.”. . Other than the explicit nature of the exchange, the two attributed Wong’s achievements to “connections, looks or luck”. The show also elevated Wong’s profile. When Wong received his script, he felt that his character, Hai Lan Cha, could be funnier. Sure, there’s the frustration of wanting to do more instead of taking on the same role, ad nauseam. Lawrence Wong, Qin Lan, and Ren Zhong arrive for the screening of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. “That’s what I meant about the lack of freedom in my life.”, Even when he’s not doing anything, Wong is still working. This Singaporean singer is making a name for himself in Taiwan, 10 new K-dramas to add to your to-watch list this October. Reportedly single, Qin Lan has had a fair share of media speculation on the status of her relationship with co-star Lawrence Wong, a Malaysian-born and a former Channel 8 actor, who played imperial guard Hai Lan Cha. At first, it starts as a conversational comma, a mild distraction, but as the hours tick by, it graduates into something that you can’t ignore. Every time he returns to Johor Bahru for Chinese New Year, the relatives would fawn over him. Eighteenth-century clothing in Beijing required many layers and filming was done in four months throughout the summer. : 201815023K. The first is to find strength and independence from within. Secondly, competing and fighting will not help you find love. Story of Yanxi Palace has a lot of strong female characters. The lowdown on the biggest drops this week, The most electrifying Mini ever is (unsurprisingly) electric. For Wong, he is in his own special category. “The work of an actor is the same no matter where you are or what you play. Reportedly single, Qin Lan has had a fair share of media speculation on the status of her relationship with co-star Lawrence Wong, a Malaysian-born and a former Channel 8 actor, who played imperial guard Hai Lan Cha. 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"I felt like I have a lot of things to offer, but I had no opportunity to do so," he said. Then we love sharing. But for me, it was a no brainer,” he said.Ever since then, he's been spotted at various red carpet and entertainment events with Qin Lan, including the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.On the personal level, Lawrence described “elder sister” Qin Lan as an artiste who is “the same on-and-off screen”.

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